History Recap / TheSimpsonsS1E4TheresNoDisgraceLikeHome

25th Aug '16 4:46:43 PM DivineDeath
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* NotSoAboveItAll: Despite his insistence that he's the OnlySaneMan in his family, Homer frequently displays his own failings. He reacts with angered violence towards his children's quips, fails to pay attention to the counseling he forced the rest of the family to go through, and abuses the shock therapy with the rest of his family.
21st Aug '16 5:57:05 PM DivineDeath
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* BadBoss: Mr. Burns seems to have designed his company picnic as more of a means to weed out employees he doesn't like rather than host a pleasant evening for them. He fires a man just on the suspicion that he doesn't have a happy family, forces every father and son to take part in a potato sack race that is arranged for him to win, and threatens to release the hounds on everyone once the event is over.
20th Aug '16 1:57:28 PM BatmanKalEl
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As noted in the commentary, ''everything'' about the episode is wrong compared to what the show soon became, with Homer being the one embarrassed by his family's antics being the most glaring (as usually this is a characteristic more appropriate for Marge or Lisa). Bart and Maggie (and maybe some of the ancillary characters, like Moe, Mr.Burns, Dr. Monroe, and the two cops, Eddie and Lou) are the only ones whose personalities aren't altered.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As noted in the commentary, ''everything'' about the episode is wrong compared to what the show soon became, with Homer being the one embarrassed by his family's antics being the most glaring (as usually this is a characteristic more appropriate for Marge or Lisa). Bart and Maggie (and maybe some of the ancillary characters, like Moe, Mr. Burns, Dr. Monroe, and the two cops, Eddie and Lou) are the only ones whose personalities aren't altered.
20th Aug '16 1:56:54 PM BatmanKalEl
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As noted in the commentary, ''everything'' about the episode is wrong compared to what the show soon became, with Homer being the one embarrassed by his family's antics being the most glaring (as usually this is a characteristic more appropriate for Marge or Lisa). Bart and Maggie (and maybe some of the ancillary characters, like Moe, Dr. Monroe, and the two cops, Eddie and Lou) are the only ones whose personalities aren't altered.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As noted in the commentary, ''everything'' about the episode is wrong compared to what the show soon became, with Homer being the one embarrassed by his family's antics being the most glaring (as usually this is a characteristic more appropriate for Marge or Lisa). Bart and Maggie (and maybe some of the ancillary characters, like Moe, Mr.Burns, Dr. Monroe, and the two cops, Eddie and Lou) are the only ones whose personalities aren't altered.
19th Apr '16 5:14:54 PM YellowYoshi398
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* IdenticalStranger: A whole family of identical strangers to the Simpsons (only much more kempt) are seen exiting Marvin Monroe's office, with the Homer lookalike even spouting Homer's old CatchPhrase. Homer takes this as a sign that Monroe knows his stuff.


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** This episode is notably the ''last'' proper appearance of Homer's CatchPhrase "Let's all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes", a RunningGag from the ''Tracey Ullman'' era. Every time the show has referenced the line since, it has been a CallBack to how [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness old and weird]] it is.
11th Dec '15 8:56:14 AM windyshadow32
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28th Nov '15 3:56:53 AM morenohijazo
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* TherapyBackfire: The episode has Homer insist the family go to a therapy session. They all blame him (although this might have been annoyance at [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness him having sold their TV to pay for it]]).
31st Oct '15 4:22:20 PM TonyG
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* ContrivedClumsiness: Bart shocks Lisa and claims that "My finger slipped." Lisa shocks him back and says "So did mine."
16th Oct '15 3:12:37 PM Psi001
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* ElectricTorture: As a last resort, Dr. Monroe hooks up the Simpsons to electrical devices that enable each member to shock the other. Monroe meant it as a form of aversion therapy, but the Simpsons just keep shocking each other indiscriminantly.

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* ElectricTorture: As a last resort, Dr. Monroe hooks up the Simpsons to electrical devices that enable each member to shock the other. Monroe meant it as a form of aversion therapy, but the Simpsons just keep shocking each other indiscriminantly.indiscriminately.
* HypocriticalHumor: More in sync with his later characterisation, the episode frequently notes a lot of the family woes Homer is embarrassed about are caused by ''him''.
14th Apr '15 6:10:39 PM morenohijazo
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* WindowWatcher: Homer takes the whole family out on a Window Watching escapade in order to demonstrate to them that their family's personal interactions aren't normal.
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